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Zimbabwe: American Lion Killer's Extradition Being Sought

NEWS | By Farai Mutsaka | Jul 31
Zimbabwe intends to seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and shot with a bow and a gun, and the process has already begun, a Cabinet minister said Friday.

Dwayne Johnson Says of Hulk Hogan: 'We've All Talked Trash'

NEWS | Jul 31
Dwayne Johnson says he was disappointed when he heard about a tape of Hulk Hogan using racial slurs.

Jenner Olympic Torch Fetches $24,000 at Auction

NEWS | By Ula Ilnytzky | Jul 31
The 1984 Summer Olympic Torch that Bruce Jenner carried through Lake Tahoe, Nevada, sold for just under $24,000 at an auction of sports memorabilia Thursday.

Here's What Betty White Thinks of Cecil the Lion's Killing

NEWS | By Alicia Rancilio | Jul 31
Betty White, a passionate animal activist, has harsh words for the Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil the lion while on a hunting trip in Zimbabwe this month.

'Law & Order' Director Arrested on Child Porn Charges in NY

NEWS | Jul 31
A television director with credits on "Law & Order" has been arrested in suburban New York on child pornography charges.

Beijing Selected to Host 2022 Winter Olympics

NEWS | By Stephen Wilson | Jul 31
Beijing was selected Friday to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, becoming the first city awarded both the winter and summer games.

More Than Just Cecil; Big Troubles for King of the Jungle

NEWS | By Seth Borenstein | Jul 31
The circle of life is closing in on the king of the jungle.

Jerusalem Gay Pride Stabbing Suspect Remanded

NEWS | Jul 31
Israeli police say an anti-gay ultra-Orthodox extremist suspected of stabbing revelers at Jerusalem's gay pride parade has appeared in court.

HBO Chief Says 'Game of Thrones' Could Wrap After 8 Seasons

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 31
Here's a roundup of news Thursday from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs.

Louganis Contemplates His, Fellow Olympian Jenner's Journeys

NEWS | By Lynn Elber | Jul 31
Greg Louganis said he was unaware of fellow Olympian Bruce Jenner's gender identity struggle when their paths crossed at the Summer 1976 Games and in later years.


News

Indiana Convention's CEO Calls for Broader LGBT Protections

NATIONAL | By Brian Slodysko | Jul 31
The CEO of a large gamers' convention that threatened to leave Indiana earlier this year over a religious objections law said organizers are "shopping the show" to other cities and could relocate if lawmakers don't expand protections for gays.


Entertainment

Cinema Review :: Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation

MOVIES | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 31
This, the fifth installment in the "Mission: Impossible" movie franchise, hardly sweats small stuff like motive or real-word logic, focusing instead on taking us on a fast-paced, globe-spanning thrill ride. Just roll with it.


Business

VP: Doctors are Being Stalked by Anti-Abortion Extremists

LEGAL | Jul 31
Planned Parenthood is responding to undercover video that purports to show employees negotiating the sale of fetal organs recovered from abortions.


Technology

Russia May Ban Gay Emojis, Implement Fines

PERSONAL TECH | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 30
In an attempt to crack down on "homosexual propaganda" officials from Russia's state media regulator Roskomnadozr, which oversees telecommunications, are seeking to ban gay-friendly emojis on the iPhone keyboard.


Finance

Home Buying Tips From HGTV's Mike Holmes

REAL ESTATE | By Alicia Rancilio | Jul 30
Mike Holmes, famous for calling out bad plumbing, woodworking and electrical work on the HGTV show "Holmes on Homes," says there are steps homebuyers can take to avoid many of those problems.


Cars

Fiat Chrysler Settlement with Gov't Could Prove Costly

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher, Dee-Ann Durbin | Jul 29
Fiat Chrysler could be required to lay out hundreds of millions of dollars to get potentially defective Ram pickups and older Jeeps off the road under a deal with safety regulators to settle claims that the automaker mishandled nearly two dozen recalls.


Style

Cocktail Culture: The Sazerac's New Orleans Roots

FOOD/DRINK | By Kristen Siebecker | Jul 31
A cocktail's appeal can sometimes have more to do with its origin than its ingredients. The Sazerac is no exception, but one part of its history is clear: this simple, strong cocktail was born in New Orleans.


Health/Fitness

Swarovski Group Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Efforts

HEALTH | By EDGE | Jul 30
Chamilia, a Swarovski Group brand, announced that it again will donate a portion of each purchase from its "Give Back: Breast Cancer" gift set to the American Cancer Society.


Travel

New Orleans: Gay Old Times and New Ones Too

By Kelsy Chauvin | Jul 31
What's different about New Orleans a decade since Katrina is a newfound infatuation from those who survived the storm and those who were drawn there in the aftermath. If America is a melting pot, then New Orleans is a big pot of tasty gumbo.


Nightlife

Melt :: July 25, 2015

PHOTO ALBUMS | Jul 29
One of the biggest weekends of the year deserves a great kick-off party; Melt was that and way more! Peter Napoli knows a thing or two about making a crowd of hot, sweaty, hunky guys dance non-stop...this time literally under the sun!